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2010-04-14 11:05:00

LOUISVILLE, Colo., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- As the first school in the nation to receive Three Green Globes, a LEED Gold for Schools certification, and in 2009 scored a 99 out of 100 earning it the prestigious Energy Star Label, Bethke Elementary continues to be a leader in sustainable education. Thanks to a new solar electric system from Colorado-based Bella Energy, Bethke Elementary now covers 11% of its electric needs with solar. The partners involved in this exciting project invite...

2008-06-17 12:00:48

Sustainable design is being credited for saving an estimated $85,000 in electric and gas expenses for the 2007/ 2008 school year at Fossil Ridge High School (FRHS) in the Poudre School District in Fort Collins, Colorado. An integral part of the building's high performance design is CALMAC's Ice Storage air conditioning system. Compared to an existing, similarly sized 1,800 student school in the same district, FRHS requires half of the electric demand. "Fossil Ridge energy bills are about...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.